AzzBerry at Elderly

AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby Golem » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:07 am

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http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/55U-4021.htm

$245.

Korean, current model [Fender/Guild].

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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby froover » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:12 pm

not very elderly eh

but actually the current production ones are the best playing and sounding

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Lucy
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby Bassline » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:34 pm

Hey Lucy - What strings are you now using on your Ashbory? I recall that you had some red or black ones that you liked.
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby froover » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:18 pm

i settled on the red silicone cord by a company called Polymax

polymax

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sounds better to me, and the strings dont self destruct like the official ones

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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby kylierider » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:55 am

I'm not familiar with these Azzberrys, but I'm guessing you could use upright bass gut strings on these little dudes?
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby Golem » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:37 am

kylierider wrote:I'm not familiar with these Azzberrys, but I'm guessing you could use upright bass gut strings on these little dudes?
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The scale is less than half, so the guage-vs-scale thing would be way off. Azzberry strings are verrrry thick cuzza the 18" scale.

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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby kylierider » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:19 am

It's really just an Idea in theory, rather than being practical. I mean a lot of gut string sets cost more than the Azzberry does....But just for the sake of conversation, gut strings are very thick as well, length should not really matter....at least on plain gut strings, because you can cut the strings any length you wanted. I bought a set from King Double bass for 50.00 a while back. The end needed to be tied into a knot at the "ball" end, strung, then sanded smooth. The gut string tension on my upright is very soft, so in reality they would be so loose on the Azzberry that it would be unplayable, but still fun to think about
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby froover » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:19 pm

you can physically put different kinds of string material on

people have tried things like nylon bass uke strings for example

but really the whole instrument is designed around the properties of silicone rubber cord and anything else sounds like poo

i wish fender would sell them with a better string material

they mustve just bought a hundred mile drum of it or something

the slightly harder, and not sticky strings i use make all the difference

and of course the strings not exploding at random is a bonus!

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Lucy
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby kylierider » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:30 am

I've never seen one in person....But I would like to noodle around on one some day.
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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby Golem » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:31 pm

kylierider wrote:I've never seen one in person....But I would like to noodle around on one some day.
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It's very anti-climactic juz hanging on the wall in a shop. Laffable, even. And they never have any talc on hand, so you can barely pretend to play it. Hope to run into one at a jam sometime, in the hands of someone evangilical about sharing it :-)

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Re: AzzBerry at Elderly

Postby froover » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:33 pm

yeah, you cant just take one off the wall and pick it up and play

well, you can but you wont get anything musical out of it at all and this is the stage where most people call them a toy, not a real instrument p.o.s. etc

you really need to spend time with them to begin to understand them

im a 100% fretless player and i would rate my skills pretty highly, but it took a month of serious work to get into it

then probably a thousand or more hours of proper work getting right into it to be confident on it

dont be put off by bad reviews, or even worse the crappy samples there are on the internet

i keep meaning to record some quality samples and put them up somewhere

they come completely alive once youve put in the work

not the out of tune poor imitation of uprights the sound samples there are just now give the impression of

oh well ill get round to it eventually

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Lucy
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